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Schools boss Rodney Lafon is NOT running for parish prez
April 04, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Rumors are flying that St. Charles Parish Superintendent of schools Dr. Rodney Lafon, (right), is retiring from that position so he can run for the office of parish president to replace Albert Laque when his term expires later this year.

Herald-Guide’s Heather R. Breaux named Editor of Lifestyles & Sports
April 04, 2007 at 1:30 pm
Last summer, St. Charles Parish resident Heather R. Breaux joined the staff at the Herald-Guide as a rookie reporter fresh out of college - and eight months later - she is working her way to the top and has been named Lifestyles and Sports Editor.

St. Charles Parish turned 200 on March 31. Bicentennial celebration: a party 200 years in the making
April 04, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Even with the looming threat of showers, the crowds came out to witness the St. Charles Parish Bicentennial celebration at the courthouse in Hahnville.

Valero funds bus upgrades for SC Parish
April 04, 2007 at 1:22 pm
At least 26 St. Charles Parish school buses are are going to retrofitted with special filters that will help them meet higher emission standards thanks to a special grant from Valero St. Charles Refinery.

$70M gas plant brings 315 jobs to SC Parish
April 04, 2007 at 1:20 pm
A $70 million bio-gas company that is expected to generate 300 temporary construction jobs and 15 full-time industrial positions for St. Charles Parish is scheduled to open in Taft in Dec. 2008, a company spokesman says.

Schools millage endorsement
March 29, 2007 at 1:04 pm
St. Charles Parish schools are among the best in the state. And if the good are to keep getting better, they need a steady source of income.

Road Home Web site hasn't been updated in a week
March 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm
There seems to be no way for citizens to monitor and hold Governor Blanco's Road Home Program accountable.

Coming Soon • Sports Shorts
March 28, 2007 at 4:43 pm
REEL NEWS: Fishing rodeo at Spillway Park

The St. Charles Parish Council on Aging's Annual Fishing Rodeo is scheduled for Friday, March 30 at the Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for all residents over 60.

Meals and transportation are available by reservation only. For information, call 985-783-3008.

But hurry or you’ll miss your chance.

And the winner is ... Henry Friloux, right. That’s chamber director Blaise Gravois, left. Henry Friloux named River Region Chamber’s ‘Shining Star’ for 2007
March 28, 2007 at 4:39 pm
Henry Friloux, Owner and President of Echo Ventures, Inc. received the River Region Chamber of Commerce 2007 Shining Star Award at its annual banquet held on January 26 at the St. James Boat Club.

Spirit Happenings
March 28, 2007 at 4:37 pm
GET YOUR FISH DINNERS DURING LENT

Every Friday during lent the Knights of Columbus are frying fish throughout St. Charles Parish. locations include St. Charles Borremeo in Destrehan, Holy Family Church in Luling, the KC Hall on Spruce St. in Norco, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis. Dinners for sale beginning at 5 p.m. First come, first served.

Passion of Christ is revealed in a friend’s bicycle accident
March 28, 2007 at 4:36 pm
A very dear friend of mine had a bike accident right before my eyes recently, and ended up having a few big and deep cuts around one of her eyes. Her husband and I rushed her to the emergency room, certain she would need a few good stitches.

Sheriff’s Reports
March 28, 2007 at 4:33 pm
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law

Obituaries
March 28, 2007 at 4:30 pm
Send your obituary announcements to heatherb@heraldguide.com for speedy publication in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s print and Internet editions. Compiled by Megan Waters, Intern

SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh
March 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm
... and it’s about time, too. The old unit served the parish well for 10 years. But repairs required because of roof damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina made the decision to replace it a no-brainer.

Council approves Luling subdivision ... 63 homes on tap in Hidden Oaks
March 28, 2007 at 4:25 pm
St. Charles Parish council approved the development of a subdivision in Luling.

Corps gets stormy earful from citizens at hearing
March 28, 2007 at 4:23 pm
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers held an open forum with officials and residents of St. Charles Parish Tuesday night in an effort to gain input about what needs to be done to ensure the that the devastation that plagued New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, doesn't happen in St. Charles.

Port official arrested for reckless driving in St. John Parish
March 28, 2007 at 4:21 pm
A former St. Charles Parish councilman was arrested last week after failing to return to the scene of an accident, according to the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office.

Louisiana has spoken: now for some ACTION
March 28, 2007 at 4:20 pm
A public outreach campaign to get input on the state's hurricane recovery effort generated a lot of response and a surprising degree of agreement, says an official who has been working on a rebuilding plan.

Krewe of Zeus withdraws permit to parade in Ormond
Krewe of Zeus withdraws permit to parade in Ormond
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The Krewe of Zeus has withdrawn a permit application that would have allowed the organization to parade through Ormond Subdivision in Destrehan.